Many of us will be embarking upon road trips all across the US interstates to reach our holiday destinations and the iExit iPhone and Android app is the perfect companion travel app.
That being said, road trips can either be a lot of fun or a “trying” nightmare, especially with hungry, grumbling kids who all have to go to the bathroom. With today’s mobile device technology and GPS, you can pretty much figure how to get anywhere you want to go, but the iExit Interstate Exit Guide provides a very useful iPhone and iPad Travel app tool to help you quickly figure out which upcoming exits have what you’re looking for in the way of food, rest areas, hotels, campgrounds, grocery stores and retail stores, which are grouped by individual (numbered) exits. This recently updated version of iExit Interstate Exit Guide also includes the latest discount deals on hotels to help you save some $$$ as you travel.
This Travel app is very user friendly and opens with a nice tutorial showing you how to get around in its simple navigation, which consists of 3 main buttons: Search, More, and Map. The Search Functionality brings up filters for: Show Everything, which is the default (All Exits & Business), Search For A Business (to add to My Favorites), and convenient Preset Filters, which are nicely categorized into useful groups like: Deal & Promotions, Unleaded & Diesel, Food, Lodging, Truck Friendly, RV Friendly, Family Friendly, Rest Areas, and Alternative Fuel. The Family Friendly filter will show businesses that have a playground or a rest area to give your kids a place to burn off a little pent up energy.
The More button (upper left) allows you a lot more flexibility to Add/Edit Favorites, set background alerts, hide filters you don’t need, and plan your trip state-by-state and by the “Browse Using Location” feature (among many other things). Allowing the application to use your current location enables the app to constantly update realtime as you ride along in your automobile, whatever direction on the interstate roadways. For those of you that really like to plan ahead, you’ll be happy with the “Browse Exits by State” feature, which allows you to pre-plan your trip state-by-state, starting with the 1st exit to the last through each state, along with icons next to each exit representing what you’ll find at that specific exit (even the number of miles from you current location is listed how great is that?) Tapping on any specific exit will also give you a chance to take notes and see the businesses (push pins) on the surrounding map.
Tap on a specific business to get a pre-set phone number to call, favorite it, open Google maps for directions or “Report Error” if there’s anything amiss. I put iExit to the test using the “Browse My Location” to calculate my nearest interstate exit (2.2 miles from me) which was correct, and it listed 1 out of the 2 gas stations at that location (I know there’s 1 on each side of the freeway, so it didn’t identify 1). The 1 listed Waffle House restaurant on the west side did display. Technically, there are 2 restaurants, but if you look under the information for the Flying J gas station, it does list the other restaurant, along with all the amenities Flying J offers.
iExit Interstate Exit Guide is a fabulous and convenient road trip travel buddy and planning tool app that keeps you well informed and takes the guess work out of traveling the interstate so you don’t have to fret and wonder whether or not you made a huge mistake by not stopping at that last exit to get gas or food our worse yet the take a bathroom break. I think this iPhone and iPad Travel app is well worth the $0.99, but there is a Free version called iExit Lite that you can test out first.
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